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29 June 2011

SKE48's [Pareo wa Emerald] - PV Previews

SKE48 has released more previews of the PVs from their 6th Single Pareo wa Emerald on their official YouTube channel! PVs that have been released so far are Pareo wa Emerald, Shirogumi's Tokimeki no Ashiato, and Akagumi's Papa wa Kirai. Reviews included! I will update this post when SKE releases more PV previews.

SKE48 Official YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SKE48

Pareo wa Emerald (パレオはエメラルド)
Team S: Oya Masana, Kizaki Yuria, Kinoshita Yukiko, Kuwabara Mizuki, Suda Akari, Hiramatsu Kanako, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Yagami Kumi
Team KII: Ishida Anna, Ogiso Shiori, Takayanagi Akane, Hata Sawako, Furukawa Airi, Mukaida Manatsu
Team E: Kimoto Kanon

Since I already wrote about it in the previous Pareo wa Emerald post, I'll just copy paste everything over.

The PV for Pareo wa Emerald was shot in Hawaii, and resembled AKB48's Ponytail to Shushu / Everyday Kachuusha quite a bit especially at the beach dance scene. Even the intro music style was copied over. As expected, SKE48 has stuck to its fast paced energetic and catchy idol type music. Well it works and I like it.

Tokimeki mo Ashiato (ときめきの足跡)
Team S: Ono Haruka, Nakanishi Yuka, Hirata Rikako, Matsui Jurina
Team KII: Akaeda Ririna, Abiru Riho, Sato Mieko, Matsumoto Rina, Wakabayashi Tomoka
Team E: Shibata Aya, Nakamura Yuka
Kenkyuusei: Saito Makiko

Honestly speaking, I thought the song was boring. Nice tune but it was too soft. Akagumi wins for the 3rd time in a row for me. I'm guessing the close ups was supposed to be serious but I didn't feel it. Their dance is also too energetic for the song. The superimposed flowers were beautiful though.

Papa wa Kirai (パパは嫌い)
Team S: Kato Rumi, Takada Shiori, Deguchi Aki, Matsui Rena
Team KII: Sato Seira, Yakata Miki
Team E: Ueno Kasumi, Umemoto Madoka, Kaneko Shiori, Hara Minami

I really love the fierce and dark theme of this song. The red dye diluting in the water at the start was a nice touch, very pretty. I love how they keep changing scenes from the red set to the white set, makes everything more dramatic. I get the feeling that the white set is them "pure and innocent" with the white costumes, let down hair with the girls mostly motionless or in slow motion, while the red set is the girls in their fierce mood with the blood red costumes, messy hair and energetic dancing. The best part for me was the slow motion scene with Rena standing there and the doves (i think?) flying.

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